The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN, for games ending October 5.
About the Award: This is the 16th year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JAMES PROCHE, SMU
RS Sophomore, Wide Receiver, Dallas, TX/DeSoto
James Proche had 11 catches for 153 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning 25-yard scoring catch as 24th-ranked SMU defeated Tulsa, 43-37, in triple overtime. SMU, who trailed 30-9 before scoring touchdowns on their last three possessions in regulation, is 6-0 for the first time since 1982.
Notes: James Proche is the third SMU to receive Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining former Mustangs Garrett Gilbert (QB, Oct. 27, 2013) and Jarvis Pruitt (DE, Oct. 22, 2016).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JORDYN BROOKS, TEXAS TECH
Senior, Linebacker, Houston, TX/Stratford
Jordyn Brooks recorded 19 tackles (8 solo), including 4.5 for losses, three quarterback sacks and forced one fumble as Texas Tech defeated 21st-ranked Oklahoma State, 45-35. With the victory, the Red Raiders improved to 3-2, 1-1 in the Big 12.
Notes: Jordyn Brooks is the seventh Texas Tech player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since quarterback Alan Bowman (Sept. 16, 2018).
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Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation (www.waltercamp.org,@WalterCampFF) – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team. The Foundation is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association’s website, www.ncfaa.org